The stay at home guide to eating your way through Stonnington

Published on 16 September 2021

Baguette, salad and fried chicken

With spring weather in abundance, there comes a new joy for the way we eat, drink and celebrate.

Memories of spring take us back to the scent of the neighbour’s barbecue wafting into the backyard, fruit trees filled with a blossom of lemons and oranges, and longer dinners in the outdoors as we ease into longer and warmer nights.

While the sun is out, here’s how you can step into Spring and eat your way through some of Stonnington’s finest produce from the comfort of your home.

In the pantry

YV Caviar Smoked Salmon Pearls at Morning Market

Yarra Valley’s Atlantic smoked salmon pearls are no easy feat. After being smoked for 72 hours with premium Australian sea salt, the dish is then cold smoked a minimum of three times using a local mountain ash hardwood. The result is a delicious mild smokey flavour that pairs perfectly with your next charcuterie board.

Morning Market 
579 High St, Prahran

Hummus by Tom Sarafian at Baker Bleu

The hummus that has got everyone talking is in stock on the shelves at Baker Bleu in Prahran. Tom Sarafian’s hummus takes three days to make and is delicious served however you fancy. Eat it straight from the jar, enjoy it on your favourite crackers or spread a dollop on your next meal.

Baker Bleu Hawksburn
Shop 3/546 Malvern Rd, Prahran

Freshly baked

Sausage rolls and pies at Millstone Patisserie

Down in Malvern, Millstone Patisserie’s slow braised beef pies and sausage rolls make the perfect addition to this year’s Grand Final Day. You can’t go past options like the spinach, lemon & ricotta sausage roll with millstone puff pastry.

Millstone Patisserie
10A Claremont Avenue, Malvern

Fresh croissants and baguettes from Chez Paul

Romanticise your morning with a stroll down to Chez Paul down in South Yarra. Start with a takeaway coffee made from Industry Beans, and take home freshly baked buttery croissants and crusty baguettes to enjoy for breakfast.

Chez Paul
667 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Grazing boxes from Alison’s Corner Shop

Long afternoons in the backyard or on the balcony are best complimented with snacks. From Alison’s Corner Shop down in Prahran, pre-order a grazing box for the weekend and enjoy an offering of fresh baguettes, pork pies, and all your favourites from the charcuterie board.

Alison’s Corner Shop
53 Izett Street, Prahran

On the barbecue 

Marinated lamb with Peter Bouchier

Peter Bouchier is home to high quality and free range cuts of meat – perfect for a day on the barbecue. Choose from options like their marinated lamb cutlets which are a tender combination of sweet and sticky. To be enjoyed by the whole family, pop into their Toorak or Malvern locations to get the best advice from your local butcher.

Peter Bouchier
551 Malvern Road, Toorak
110-122 Wattletree Rd, Malvern

Pulled pork with Neil’s Meats

Keeping busy down at Prahran Market, Neil’s Meats is home to a wide range of grass-fed beef, lamb, pork and veal. For the home cook, pick up their boneless pork shoulder and try your hand at their recipe for spiced pulled pork sliders with red slaw.

Neil’s Meats
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra

Crispy fried chicken with Cannings Butcher

With locations all across Stonnington including Malvern, South Yarra, and Toorak, get your free range produce in store or delivered to your door. For lovers of fried chicken, try Canning’s delicious recipe for crispy oven baked ‘fried chicken’ drumettes. For a spicy kick, add a honey soy sauce for a Korean fried twist.

Cannings Butcher
195 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
G-008, 670 Chapel St, South Yarra
Shop 12, Tok H Centre, 459 Toorak Rd, Toorak

From the deli

Homemade salads from Stocked Food Store

With the changing of the seasons means a new selection of produce to incorporate into your salads. Plus, no barbecue is complete without a colourful side salad. Stocked Food Store is home to a huge range of imaginative salads. Try something new like the pear, rocket, pecan & goats cheese salad, or opt for a classic Greek salad.

Stocked Food Store
130 Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
549 Malvern Rd, Toorak

Cheese galore at Gum Tree Good Food

Whatever you put on your water cracker, don’t forget the cheese! Gum Tree Good Food’s cheese section is home to a delicious range of local and international cheese from triple cream brie to Meredith marinated goat cheese.

Gum Tree Good Food
114 Toorak Road, South Yarra

To drink

Craft liquor at the Bottle House

If you’re looking to try something new this season, South Yarra’s craft liquor store, Bottle House, has a top-notch range of bottled wine perfect for any occasion. With the incoming warmer weather, now is the perfect time to try a new region or estate.

Bottle House
3c/199 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Bottled cocktails at Borsch, Vodka and Tears

Borsch, Vodka and Tears' takeaway cocktail window is shaking together bottled cocktails for you to enjoy at home. Enjoy expert mixes like lychee martinis and bloody marys. All you need to prepare is a chilled glass to enjoy your drink in!

Borsch, Vodka and Tears
173 Chapel Street, Windsor

For dessert

Cakes, pastries and gelato from Fleischers Cakes

Home to some of Stonnington’s favourite cakes, pastries and gelato – Fleischers Cakes is your one stop shop to pick up some desserts. From flakey Nutella pastries to mini danishes and doughnuts, these sugary delights are perfect for the whole family.

Fleischers Cakes
96 Glenferrie Road, Malvern

Sweet delights at Windsor Deli

From doughnuts to meringues, Windsor’s local café, is home to all your favourite sweet treats. The perfect addition to your morning coffee or after lunch snack.

Windsor Deli
33 Hornby Street, Windsor

Fruity gelato at Fritz Gelato

With Spring officially marking the season for sorbet weather, try a scoop of organic, Italian-style ice cream from Fritz Gelato at Prahran Market. Treat yourself to a take home tub, and enjoy fruity flavours like

Fritz Gelato
163 Commercial Road, South Yarra

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